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How to replace ink absorber pad for brother dcp135c printer

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No necessary at all.

Posted on Feb 02, 2011

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2011

    There is no necessary to replace ink absorber pad, just reset with this procedure:

    the proper reset code sequence to reset DCP printers without numeric keypad should be as follows:

    1. press buttons OK, Menu, Mono Start one by one, followed by up arrow key four times. this should all be done as short a time as possible, around 3 seconds.

    2. enter maintenance mode 80 by pressing the up/down arrow key and set key to select numbers 8 and 0

    3. press blue MONO start button to select PURGE which requires it to be pressed a number of times before PURGE appears on the LCD screen of the printer

    4. then use the up'down key and OK button to enter the reset code 2, 7, 8 and 3 keys to reset the counter : Note this does not overwrite the number next to PURGE on the LCD screen but once the last number is added it gets reset to 0000

    5. press Stop/Exit key to go to root of maintenance mode

    6. enter 9,9 to exit maintenance mode


  • 6radleigh Feb 10, 2011

    This seems to have solved my printers problem.
    Thank you!!

  • dimine Feb 12, 2011

    thank you. I followed the steps and solve the problem with error 46.

  • gashead007 Feb 25, 2011

    this worked, big thank you, as it save me best part of £70 what it would have cost to replaced pad

  • ogho Mar 29, 2011

    works fine here also, but can I be sure not to find inc all over my table next week?

  • robibbii Jun 02, 2011

    Worked like a dream.Thx so much

  • mskx Aug 26, 2011

    Worked fine, thank you

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